Exhibition of welded andd carved sculpture fantastic birds, beasts and people by Slaithong C. Schmutzhart, 1-4 p.m. weekdays, Art Department, University of the District of Columbia, 916 G St. NW, through Thursday.

"Washington and Carlyle Exhibit": exhibit of documents showing social, business, political and military ties between John Carlyle and George Washington and their families, daily, Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, through March 4. Admission Details and hours: 549-2997.

Exhibit of Flags and Black Military Units: tracin the participation of black military units from the Revolution through World War II, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 1-6 p.m. weekends, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 2405 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, through March. Details: 381-6691.

Washington Doll's House & Toy Museum Second Anniversary, including exhibition of a late-19th-century 7-by-6-feet miniature mansion from Pueblo Mexico,, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, 5236 44th St. NW. Details: 244-0024.

"Viewpoints," exhibit of 45 works by faculty members of the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus, Art Department, opening Tuesday and running 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, through March 13. Details: 548-0035.

"Antique English Coffee Pots": exhibit of silver coffee pots dating to the 17th century, opening Tuesday and running daily. TheWalters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, through March 27. Details: 301-547-9000.

"Reflections of Our Past: The Historical Tapestry Quilts," depicting the lives of Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. The Frederick Douglass Home, 14th and W Street SE, through February. Details 889-1736.

CARE Committee of Greater Baltimore 7th Annual Hunt Valley Antiques Show: china, furniture, antique toys, Friday-Sunday (Feb. 27) Hunt Valley Inn, off the Baltimore Beltway. Details and hours 296-5696.

Musical instrumentmakers in the United States interested in having instruments they have made considered for inclusion in a national exhibition being organized under auspices of the Smithsonian Institution may obtain details by sending a self-addressed envelope to: Musical Instrumentmakers Exhibition, Division of Musical Instruments, National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington 20560.

Registration of Washington Women's Arts Center Spring Workshops in pieced art, weaving, leatherwork, etching and related crafts, will take place Feb. 26-27 at the Center, 1821 Q St. NW. Tuition. Details: 332-2121.

"Open Office Landscaping," 15-session adult education course in the theories of modern office design, scheduled to begin Feb. 9, begins Wednesday evening, Woodson High School, Fairfax. Registration in progress. Tuition. Details: 941-1880.

"Paint on Wood: Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century" has been postponed (too late for the correct date to be listed in Potomac's Try It). The show will open at the Renwick Gallery March 17.